Pablo/ the artist from joburg
had a dream: he was invited
to a workshop in athens
working on the theme ‘humanity’
to contribute his art.
If accepted, he would win a place
with the selected artists
to exhibit at the united nations
in vienna, austria
where his work would be exposed
to an international clientele.
indeed/he met a young woman
artist who was keen to bring her
messages across as text in her
depictions – all positive.
pablo wished to create a visible
with his paintings
to resemble inhumanity
to lift his colleague’s work up as
the highlight – show how much
was still wrong with the world.
his friend wondered what the
matter was with pablo the artist
known for his eros-motives.
pablo told his friend that he’d
need a hard challenge to wake up
to another perspective
free himself from a stereotype world
of repetition –
the poet lauded him:
you are a true artist.
then the poet woke from his